So, here are some examples of how type 2 diabetes has either been reversed or significantly improved in my practice through low carb healthy fat or Ketogenic eating. In addition there has been some weight loss & medication reduction or cessation. Clearly this data is anecdotal & short term only, but it is a good start for motivated patients. Their health & sense of wellbeing has been improved over & above the numbers shown below alone. These are early days but improvement in terms of medication reduction must be a good thing.
Male Age 52 Type 2 diabetes. Started LCHF 28/9/18 Initial medication: Metformin 1000mg bd, atorvastatin 20mg daily, felodipine 10mg HbA1c 79 49 40 Summary: After 6 months has normalized HbA1c, stopped diabetes medication & improved lipid profile. No retinopathy or nephropathy. Weight loss 8.1kg
Male Age 52 Type 2 diabetes. Started LCHF 31/7/18 Initial medication: Metformin 500mg bd, enalapril 5mg daily, simvastatin 20mg nocte HbA1c 67 44 41 43 42 Summary: After 8 months has normalized HbA1c, stopped metformin, stopped statin. No retinopathy or nephropathy. Weight loss 10.3kg
Male Age 71 Type 2 diabetes,. Started LCHF 25/9/18 Initial medication: Metformin 500mg daily, Atorvastatin 20mg daily, Enalapril 10mg bd, Bendrofluazide 2.5mg daily HbA1c 47 43 43 40 Summary: After 6 months HbA1 has normalized, metformin stopped & lipid profile improved. No retinopathy or nephropathy. Weight loss 3.8kg
Male Age 53 Type 2 diabetes. Started LCHF 2018 Initial medication: Nil HbA1c 49 47 42 Summary: Self directed LCHF eating; improved HbA1c & total improved lipid profile. No retinopathy or nephropathy. Weight loss unknown
Male Age 61, Type 2 diabetes, Started LCHF 5/11/2018 Initial medication: Bezalip SR 400mg daily, metoprolol 47.5mg, simvastatin 80mg daily, nicotinic acid 100mg bd, Lantus 32U daily HbA1c 50 53 54 58 52 45 43 Summary: Lipid profile improved across the rang; HbA1c no in prediabetic range, latest Lantus 18U daily. No retinopathy or nephropathy. Weight loss 4.4kg.
Female Age 71, Type 2 diabetes, Started LCHF 3/10/2018 Initial medication: Metformin 500mg bd, cilazapril 5mg mane, simvastatin 40mg daily HbA1c 34 33 33 32 27 Summary: Lipid profile improved & now not taking metformin or statin or blood pressure medication. No retinopathy or nephropathy. Weight loss 10.8kg